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Road Safety and TEN-T Connectivity Ruse-Giurgiu (ROBG-418)

Investing in Road Safety and Improving the Connectivity of Ruse Municipality and Giurgiu County to TEN-T Transport Network

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable and safe mobility of people and goods in the CBC area by applying coordinated cross-border actions for the improvement and maintenance of the road infrastructure connected to the TEN-T network and using joint mechanisms for planning and common actions in the field traffic safety and security.

What’s the budget?

6,326,447.21 euro, out of which 5,377,480.12 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 130,000 euro for LB and 30,000 euro for B2.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Ruse Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Giurgiu Town

When is it happening?

Start date: 15.08.2018

End date: 14.08.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu (Romania)

Ruse (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?

  • Reconstruction and modernization of 3.1 km of road covering the key for the City of Ruse Blvd. "Treti Mart" and the connected to it Bridge "Sarayski
  • Delivery of equipment for cross-border traffic monitoring and road security in Giurgiu County
  • Development of a Joint Traffic Security Strategy for Ruse-Giurgiu CBC Region
  • Conducting joint awareness campaigns for traffic security education of the population in partnership with relevant stakeholder institutions on both sides of the border.

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 3.1 km of reconstructed or upgraded roads

3 joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure (e.g. route guidance, incidents/emergencies detection and management, studies on traffic flows, feasibility studies addressing cross-border

Programme results: 210,000 Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T.

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The main project results achieved already are related to signed contracts with the experts of Ruse Municipality and Giurgiu County Council and the set up of the project management teams.

In addition, an initial joint kick-off press conference in Ruse was carried out on 9 October 2018 and local kick-off press conference in Giurgiu, on 13 December 2018.

Under Activity T1 “Implementation of joint mechanisms”, both project beneficiaries have already signed contracts: LB – Ruse Municipality for “Carrying out joint awareness campaigns for traffic security education of the population in partnership with relevant stakeholder institutions on both sides of the border”, which is planned to be performed in the period March-September 2020 and B2 – Giurgiu County Council contracts for Purchasing of Road Maintenance equipment for the Giurgiu County Road Department. From total six Lots of the procedure, namely Lot 1 – Autogreder, Lot 2 – Asphalt finisher, Lot 3 - Articulated Tandem Vibrating Roller, Lot 4 - Asphalt cutter, Lot 5 - Pillars Beating Installation For Vehicle Parapet and Lot 6 - 8x4 Dump Truck With Snow Removal Equipment, contracts for Lots 2,3,5 and 6 are already signed and the respective equipment is close to be delivered at B2` premises.

On behalf of the LB – Ruse Municipality, the public procurement procedure for elaboration of technical design, exercising author supervision and infrastructure and work” related to the “Reconstruction and modernization of 3.1 km of road covering the key for the City of Ruse Blvd. "Treti Mart" and the connected to it Bridge "Sarayski” was relaunched, being currently in evaluation process. The Construction works are planned to be started in short period.

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